There were ramblings earlier this year about a potential fantasy showdown between undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Both sides entertained the notion, but a deal was never made.
Mayweather recently gave his take on the subject. He claimed he wanted the fight to happen. Both sides just couldn’t agree on the terms of the contest.
“What people don’t know is that in my company, I’m the boss. I call the shots,” Mayweather shared to TMZ Sports. “I think the fight is very difficult to make. I mean, I tried to make the fight before and it didn’t happen. But you live and learn.”
Mayweather could be referring to McGregor’s contract with the UFC. Any fight involving the Irishman must go through the hands of UFC president Dana White.
The fantasy showdown would have to be co-promoted by the UFC and Mayweather Promotions. It should be noted that Money hates sharing his gains, especially to rival promoters.
Mayweather looks to be in no hurry to fight The Notorious any time soon. The opposite can be said of McGregor.
During Tuesday’s press conference for UFC 205, McGregor joked about the scarcity of marquee names in the UFC. He said he would be better off fighting Mayweather.
‘I’m looking around, I don’t know what anyone else has for me around here,” McGregor told Pundit Arena. “I might have to jump up, drag Floyd Mayweather out of bed and see what he’s at again.”
McGregor will step into the Octagon against Eddie Alvarez on November 12 at Madison Square Garden. The match will be for the UFC lightweight championship belt.
UFC 205 will feature three title bouts. Aside from the aforementioned main event, welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley will defend his belt against Stephen Thompson. Women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
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